The following is a collection of essays from the 5th grade class at Live Oak Elementary School, sharing their thoughts on their favorite subject in school.
As a father of two children in grammar school, I must comment on the uproar on the cancellation of eighth-grade "graduation."
I have to respond to Gary Horton's column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), in which he says that those who take umbrage at City Councilman Bob Kellar's "proud racist" comment are justified in their huffy umbrage.
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the side of a dirt road in Gorman, a sheriff's official said.
LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) - Aftershocks rattled the southwest Mexico-U.S. border Monday morning in the aftermath of a major earthquake that killed two people, blacked out cities and forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake, centered just south of the U.S. border near Mexicali and felt by many in the Santa Clarita Valley, was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in decades, shaking at least 20 million people.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts headed for a rendezvous with the International Space Station after a pre-dawn liftoff Monday on one of the last missions for NASA's shuttle program.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke is going for its fourth national title. Butler has never been here before. Duke could field an entire NBA team with its lottery picks. Butler is still waiting for its first. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski writes books about coaching. Butler's Brad Stevens reads them.
Yes, the teams playing for the national title Monday night would seem to be polar opposites.
Trying to become a part of Santa Clarita has taken years for residents from the Hasley Hills neighborhood in Castaic.
Stephanie Correnti is on a mission.
Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):
As the mother of an eighth grader in the William S. Hart Union High School District, and as a veteran elementary schoolteacher in the Santa Clarita Valley, I was appalled by the board members' decision to cancel all of the eighth-grade promotion ceremonies.
Sitting in the stands at Camelback Ranch, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz., Uncle Earl and I got to eat a hot dog, catch some rays and combine our two favorite hobbies - baseball and politics.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.
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HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.
If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a rough start to the season, Mike Conley was thinking of winning some games, not making the playoffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.
As the school year begins to wind down, the three remaining competing athletic teams at The Master's College all face a gauntlet of competitions that hold major postseason implications. Over the weekend, TMC baseball swept conference opponent Arizona Christian University, while members of both the men's and women's track teams qualified for the NAIA's Track and Field National Championships.
A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
PHOENIX (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.
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